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By: irishohara , 11:19 PM GMT on August 15, 2010
We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
I'm not a trekkie but do enjoy the stories.
The following is not to denounce religion but to show the "humor" of the Creator of the vast universe. The humor is how inspired people sometimes make excuses for society as it in their lifetime. If "noble people" are doing what the following suggests at the time, the "prophet or scribe" is putting it into words (of long ago languages) writing on parchment. It's as if those who put together the story of creation, as ordered by Moses, were to have been inspired to write that the earth flies around the sun, would have been laughed out of the tent. They could only put together the creation story based upon legends and myths plus simple observation that the sun and stars "move" through the sky.
The following is an open letter to Dr. Schlesinger written by a retired American professor and posted on the Internet.
Dear Dr. Laura:
I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other
elements of God's Laws and how to follow them.
1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and
female, provided they are from neighboring nations. A friend of mine
claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you
clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?
2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in
Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair
price for her?
3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her
period of Menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how
do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a
pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors.
They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?
5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus
35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated
to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?
6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an
abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than
homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there
'degrees' of abomination?
7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I
have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading
glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room
8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair
around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev.
19:27. How should they die?
9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes
me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?
10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two
different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments
made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also
tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go
to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them?
Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family
affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)
I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy
considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help.
PLEASE PLEASE DON'T CONDEMN ME OR JUDGE ME. THIS IS JUST SOMETHING TO LAUGH AT AND POSSIBLY PONDER. I RESPECT ALL WHO HAVE THEIR PERSONAL CONNECTION WITH THE CREATOR AS WELL AS THOSE THAT DON'T.
FOR BLOOD AND GENES SHOW WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchan
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